Ray's Cafe & Tea House

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Neighborhoods: Center City East
Cuisine: Asian, Lunch, Cafe

Ray's Cafe & Tea House is a Asian, Lunch, and Cafe restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal.

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Gayot
Rating:
11 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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 Cherry Hill, NJ
 

A Neighborhood Gem

Had I not read favorable reviews, I would never have chanced visiting this small non-descript restaurant. But don’t misunderstand my comment . . . the restaurant was cheerful, tidy and very clean.

The hot and sour soup was the best I’ve ever tasted . . .admirably spicy with some crunchie vegetables.

Having been weaned to spicy tastes by my West African aide (I am a paraplegic), I couldn’t resist trying an extra appetizer . . the cabbage salad. It was a real sizzler and most enjoyable.

My entre was billed as Hot & Spicy Chicken (or something like that). It was not as hot as the previous dishes, but very tasty.

The server was very willing and anxious to please, but too quick. I had to give him a parting lecture on the virtue of slowing down, with particular emphasis on NEVER having two courses on the table at the same time. He received the criticism graciously.

Another point worth mentioning is value . . . an appetizer and entree can be ordered for $8.95!

All in all, as you can see from my rating, I liked this restaurant very much, actually even a bit more than 4.0 stars. I plan to return in the near future.

October 22, 2009
 

A hidden gem you SHOULD visit!

This is a true hidden gem of a cafe in Philadelphia. Someone told me to try the vacuum-brewed coffee, and I was totally impressed - a truly clean and flavorful taste. Great selection of teas from around world as well
December 5, 2008
 

The strangest and most wonderful spot

This is one of the strangest and most wonderful spot of all in Chinatown!\r \r You must try the meticulously glass-vacuum-brewed coffee and tiny cookies at Ray's Cafe' and Tea house.\r \r -Al
August 20, 2008
 

Ray's Cafe and Tea House Inc

Forget the ambiance. There is none at Ray's, but don't let that keep you away. You don't expect to find outstanding coffee in Chinatown. Tea maybe, but coffee? Indulge. It's wonderful!

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Asian Cheap Eats Live music
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  • The space is simple and small, with young servers so polite and unassuming they'll restore your faith in America's youth. At the coffee bar, an elaborate construction of glass bulbs and Bunsen burners brews what connoisseurs know as the finest coffee in town.
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